Cutting Text from Pictures in Gimp

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Cutting Text from Pictures in Gimp
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Fri, 03-21-2008 - 7:08pm

Cutting Text from Pictures (using GIMP 2.2)

1) Open a photo of what you want in your text (I did a 640x480 picture of lilacs)

2) Type your text, I used "Incised 901 Nd BT Expanded" font in 80pt., any color.

3) Use the color selector and select the text....there will be dancing ants around it.

4) Go to Edit=>Clear The solid color will disappear but the ants will still be dancing around the shape of the text.

5) Merge Layer down (ants around text should still be there)

6) Go to Edit=>Cut (now you'll see the word cut from the picture and the transparent background)

7) Create a new window, Type the same text, select with the color select tool

8) Grow your selection by 2 or so pixels

9) Fill in the color you want

10) Drop a shadow

11) merge all layers together

12) Paste your cut name

Play around with different colors as "stroke" colors...I did purple, then green, then I liked white best. Here is the result....HAPPY SPRING!!! (It snowed here today!!)



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Another with Easter Eggs..

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Edited 3/21/2008 7:10 pm ET by rebbydmmom


Edited 3/22/2008 10:23 am ET by rebbydmmom
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Sat, 03-22-2008 - 6:25am

Thanks, Rebekah. Off to add it into the tutorial list. :o)

  



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Mon, 03-24-2008 - 4:14pm
WOW! Thank you so much! That was super easy...here is the one I did. I don't know how I ever functioned in life without this. Haha

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Mon, 03-24-2008 - 4:52pm
YEAH!!!! You made me so happy! Glad it worked!


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Tue, 02-17-2009 - 9:24pm
Ladies, please help!
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Wed, 02-18-2009 - 1:41pm
hmmm....do you have the right layer picked? I have to go read my own tutorial to see if that may be it! :)
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Wed, 02-18-2009 - 1:50pm
no that wasn't it....select it with the color selection tool. Then go to select==>grow click on grow and pick 2 or 3 pixels. This will make the word a few pixels bigger. Then use your bucket to fill in the growth with color. I think that's all there is to it! :) ask away if you have any more questions!
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Wed, 02-18-2009 - 2:56pm

Good to see you, Rebekah! I hope all is well with you and yours? :o)